Spectres Of The Spectrum

Spectres Of The Spectrum

Synopsis

Combining old “kinescopes” (filmed records of early TV broadcasts before the advent of videotape, mostly from the late Fifties' educational show called Science in Action) with 16mm footage shot by Baldwin, Spectres of the Spectrum follows a young telepath, BooBoo, as she travels back in time from the desolate future of 2007 to save the world from a threatening electromagnetic "pulse". Through an increasingly abstract montage of live-action, archival film, and broadcast video, the fantasy narrative warps into disjointed, abstracted, audio-visual phrases, suggesting the breakdown of personal ego/memory, historical representation, and even space-time itself.